Evaluating previous century heritage, below we offer you a list of top 5 well-known authors of American literature of XX century whose works are considered masterpieces both of American and world scale.
1. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. His impressive charisma caused that he was famous even during his lifetime. They say that Hemingway was very active person. While at school, he played football and wrote articles for the school newspaper. Also, he was fond of boxing, hunting, and fishing. When WWI has begun, he, after rejecting to be enlisted for the war, got the job of driver for the Red Cross and became a soldier of Italian army.
Hemingway’s adventurous lifestyle often helped him in his literary work, for example, A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, his the most popular novels are about love on the background of war. Hemingway traveled a lot. During World War I and II, besides Italy, he visited such countries as Spain, China, and France. Later Hemingway lived in Cuba where The Old Man and the Sea, the anthem to human courage and endurance, was written. All his stories and novels created in clear, minimalistic style were extremely successful. In 1954, Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.